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Alexander Cameron Rutherford


Who is Alexander Cameron Rutherford?

Alexander Cameron Rutherford was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the first Premier of Alberta from 1905 to 1910. Born in Ormond, Ontario, he studied and practised law in Ottawa before moving with his family to the Northwest Territories in 1895. Here he began his political career, winning in his third attempt a seat in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. In keeping with the territorial custom Rutherford ran as an independent, though he generally supported the territorial administration of Premier Frederick W. A. G. Haultain. At the federal level, however, Rutherford was a Liberal.

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Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

George Hedley Vicars Bulyea was installed as first lieutenant-governor, and Alexander Cameron Rutherford, a leading Liberal politician, was entrusted with the task of organizing the first government of the new province. The first Legislature ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

Gingras Rutherford House is an elegant Edwardian house built in 1909 for Alexander Cameron RUTHERFORD, the first premier of Alberta and chancellor of the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (1927-41). Named Achnacarry when it was built, ...

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